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The Polish edition appreciated the three main combat helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces


Polish media are very fond of analyzing and evaluating the products of the Russian defense industry and the armament of the Russian army. This time, the publication stopped on the analysis of the main Russian combat helicopters.

The author of the article dedicated to the Russian Air Force assault helicopters, Juliusz Sabak, notes that there is hardly another state in the world that produces at the same time three types of these specialized combat vehicles and introduces all these types into its armed forces. Mi-28N, Ka-52, Mi-35M - these are three attack helicopters, which are discussed in the Polish material.

Juliusz Sabak puts the processes taking place in the Russian helicopter industry dependent on changes in the application strategy and in the concept of organizing the Russian army aviation, which was first part of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and then was reassigned to the Air Force of the Russian Federation and already in their composition became part of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation.

In addition to structural changes in army aviation, according to the Polish author, in the 2010s, a number of technical problems of Russian combat helicopters were discovered, including difficulties with working at night and in bad weather conditions. Helicopter equipment was practically not suitable for night observation, writes Sabak.

The first step to overcome the existing shortcomings was the appearance of a modification of the Mi-24PN helicopter, designed to perform combat missions at night and equipped with a special thermal imaging night sighting subsystem guidance. Mi-24PN shipments to the troops began in 2003.

The successor of the same line was the Mi-35M multifunctional combat helicopter, which combined the functions of an attack helicopter with the ability to solve the tasks of delivering landing groups, as well as evacuating and transporting wounded military personnel.

In 2009, the Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter was adopted, about which four years earlier the then Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Army General Yuri Baluyevsky said that this would be the main army helicopter.

Unlike the Mi-24 and Mi-35M, the Mi-28N was originally created as a helicopter exclusively for assault purposes - to detect and destroy the enemy. Therefore, the machine was optimized for a more effective attack in all weather conditions and at any time of the day. The pilot and gunner of the helicopter received their own independent optoelectronic systems.

The third helicopter, which the Polish edition recalls, is the Ka-52 Alligator. It represents the next stage of development of the Ka-50 Black Shark helicopter and is designed to carry out reconnaissance and combat missions.

Even the Polish author, Juliusz Sabak, who retains the skepticism traditional for Polish journalists regarding Russian weapons, is forced to admit in his article that the Ka-52 is indeed a successful and largely unique helicopter.

Naturally, the Polish audience immediately remembered the imaginary Russian threat and began to discuss the prospects of Russia's attack on Poland.

We have to spend a lot of money to count on defense against attack,

- writes one of the commentators, and many ordinary Poles demonstrate a similar position.

But, fortunately, sound voices are heard.

I read these arguments and wonder: what exactly do we have so that it would be profitable for Russians to attack us? Gold, diamonds, oil, gas or some other strategic raw material? Why should Russia enter into a full-scale armed conflict in Central and Eastern Europe?

- Such questions are asked in one of the few reasonable comments.

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  1. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer April 20 2020 11: 27
    I would understand this opus, if the Poles had anything to compare. But they safely ditched their factory, which produced helicopters. So what are we talking about? Compare stranger with stranger?
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk April 20 2020 11: 34
      Quote: TermNachTER
      Compare stranger with stranger?

      But by ... I want to say something. Show what pros are in this thread.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent April 20 2020 11: 42
        Naturally, the Polish audience immediately remembered the imaginary Russian threat and began to discuss the prospects of Russia's attack on Poland.

        Who about what, and lousy about the bath...
    2. svp67
      svp67 April 20 2020 12: 54
      Quote: TermNachTER
      So what are we talking about?

      So let's compare ours with their PZL W-3 Sokół
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent April 20 2020 14: 12
        Quote: svp67
        So let's compare ours with their PZL W-3 Sokół

        Unless only Mi-2 ...

      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer April 20 2020 21: 11
        When did the last one leave the factory? Not to mention that Mi - 2 is taken as a basis. So, there is nothing special to compare.
        1. Pavel57
          Pavel57 April 26 2020 21: 56
          Milevtsy participated in the Falcon project.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer April 27 2020 17: 45
            I saw the "falcon" up close, very similar to the Mi - 2, only a little more sensitive.
    3. awdrgy
      awdrgy April 20 2020 21: 05
      Well, they position themselves as one of the centers of power of the Slavic world "temporarily in decline" and due to the fault of another center, Russia. This is where everything follows
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 April 20 2020 11: 30
    Ka 52 is generally a masterpiece, and the Poles dream of being attacked, like an old maid of fiance smile
    1. mole
      mole April 20 2020 11: 48
      According to "Fred", secret dreams of going back to Russia. But only to admit the courage is not enough. wink
      1. The popuas
        The popuas April 20 2020 12: 07
        Uncle Freud winked
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 20 2020 11: 59
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Ka 52 is generally a masterpiece, and the Poles dream of being attacked, like an old maid of fiance

      Well, take me ...

    3. Azimuth
      Azimuth April 20 2020 12: 35
      I can imagine how Belarus declares war on Poland, and Russia, attacking the poor, a NATO member, insidiously helping the Republic of Belarus.
      1. boris epstein
        boris epstein April 26 2020 17: 34
        With complete indifference to this, the remaining members of NATO.
  3. 1536
    1536 April 20 2020 11: 37
    Whenever information from "Polish experts" passes through, one recalls the old Soviet TV show "Zucchini" 13 chairs ", which aired on Soviet TV in the 1970s. What will" taxi driver Pan Jurek "or the unforgettable" Mrs. Monika "tell us this time?
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer April 20 2020 12: 23
      No, it’s better to listen to Mr. Director, due to the absence of the head of the transport department.
    2. Zastupnik
      Zastupnik April 20 2020 16: 28
      Quote: 1536
      What will "the taxi driver Pan Jurek" or the unforgettable "Mrs. Monika" tell us this time?

      Precisely noticed! Now Poland is just a "tavern of 13 chairs" .. And laughter and sin .. hi
  4. HAM
    HAM April 20 2020 11: 41
    Envious eyes ..... let them even talk.
    Recently in Poland there has been a sharp aggravation of experts .. expertises are still a rod. Something else to discuss is somehow easier when there is none ...
    1. Zastupnik
      Zastupnik April 20 2020 16: 29
      Quote: HAM
      Envious eyes ..... let them even talk.
      Recently in Poland there has been a sharp aggravation of experts .. expertises are still a rod. Something else to discuss is somehow easier when there is none ...

      good They spoke well, even with the envy of saliva and poison they grumble ..
  5. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first April 20 2020 12: 54
    Judging by the Russophobia of the Poles, they absorb it with their mother’s milk or they vaccinate it even in the hospital along with the hepatitis vaccine.
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 20 2020 13: 17
    What do you mean why? To enslave the Poles!
  7. novel66
    novel66 April 20 2020 13: 18
    Juliusz Sabak

    The dog barks. the wind wears ..
  8. fn34440
    fn34440 April 20 2020 13: 18
    The Mi-35 was already shot down in Syria in 2016. There, the Mi-35M helicopter (identified by fixed landing gear), which got into the tail boom, with the subsequent transition to uncontrolled rotation and falling. Before hitting the helicopter of the 55th separate regiment fired, performing a combat mission.
  9. seacap
    seacap April 20 2020 13: 47
    Since when did the Poles, suddenly, become analysts and experts in the field of weapons, without having created a single iconic and significant example of any equipment? Why would such a seemingly serious site positioning itself with a military theme consider these articles that do not carry any real information. Let them say in their swamp that we are "bast boots" and "quilted jackets", like our guarantor, let them be sure that apart from galoshes we could not and cannot do anything, the more they will be surprised and demoralized when they want to check it themselves convincing himself of his superiority. Despite all their antics, "grunts" and body movements, they still have not realized that they will never become a "beloved wife" in the overseas "metropolis", firstly, there, as in the EU, they are not up to them, under the guise of a pandemic, there is a great redistribution of the world, everyone is busy solving their pressing problems, and they have never been in the sphere of interests of the powers, but only a tool and a means. It’s time for them to wake up and understand that it’s impossible to live all the time with past achievements and victories, the times of the Commonwealth are long gone, like the Polish-Lithuanian principality, by the way, the Lithuanians to which they have only partially territorial relation, that is. practically none.
    1. Aag
      Aag April 20 2020 18: 53
      Take an interest in what vessels, ships, armored vehicles were produced in Poland in Soviet times (of course, they helped with employment), but, nevertheless ...
  10. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft April 20 2020 13: 47
    I always ask the question - why release 3 combat helicopters? Why the dispersal of forces and money? Support for factories? We need a single strike and this is Ka 52 but with new homing ATGMs (possibly Hermes)
    1. kot423
      kot423 April 20 2020 14: 19
      Why do you need a sink at home (there is also water in the toilet), a bathtub (stand up for a shower), hot water (handle the cold, tempering at the same time)?
    2. EvilLion
      EvilLion April 22 2020 08: 37
      Then, what happened for a number of reasons. Including the Milevsky lobby, the holes of which also had to be plugged in the Mi-35.
  11. AAK
    AAK April 20 2020 15: 00
    Bismarck has already said everything about the Poles: - "... a Pole is not a nation, a Pole is a profession ...", there is nothing to add
    1. Alexander mosin
      Alexander mosin April 25 2020 03: 40
      Good to carry this Nazi nonsense. I doubt that you know at least one Pole personally.
  12. Finn
    Finn April 20 2020 15: 20
    The reason for the Russian attack can be understood. Win and pay them a pension. They will then die out. Sarcasm of course.
  13. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 20 2020 18: 36
    I am not an expert in helicopter technology, but the Crocodile looks very powerful!
  14. seacap
    seacap April 20 2020 21: 36
    Quote: AAG
    Take an interest in what vessels

    The most significant, BDK 775 project, on the instructions of the Navy of the USSR, in connection with the workload of its own design bureaus and shipyards, in the amount of 17 pieces, with Soviet-designed equipment and weapons. As I understand it, you basically had this in mind when speaking about the breakthrough achievements of military design thought ?, because boats and so on, ships of the near zone will not be considered.
  15. Tank hard
    Tank hard April 20 2020 22: 16
    Those are still experts. laughing
  16. Valery Popkov
    Valery Popkov April 21 2020 06: 19
    now this Dog is yapping .... and what remains for him, and even about the Russian threat to yap ... But before they didn’t do stupidity but worked, they produced MI helicopters in Poland ... AN aircraft ... transporters and ATC tractors .. .not to mention the small arms ... What remains is only to write libelous evil spite ....
  17. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 21 2020 08: 09
    Even in Poland there are reasonable people. The first question that another victim of alleged aggression should ask himself is: why the heck is a goat button accordion?
  18. EvilLion
    EvilLion April 21 2020 09: 28
    Poland, do better.
  19. Jarserge
    Jarserge April 24 2020 09: 52
    It’s easy to carry nonsense; it’s not a log. For some reason, the Poles are sure that the status of their favorite (they think so) European six of the USA allows them almost everything.